THE RISING SEA

(Inspired by the People’s Climate March, 21 Sept 2014)

I built a castle in the beach sand
Patted it down with my tiny hands
I watched the waves knock at its door
Soon it was not there anymore

Now we build towers, reach for the sun
So unaware of what we have done
Never a thought for what might be
Have we unleashed the rising sea?

(chorus)
Let us go down to the rising sea
We must go down to the rising sea
All of us – you and you and me
We must go face the rising sea

Nature has laws that cannot be crossed
Delicate balances forever lost
We cannot appeal, there’s no clemency
We cannot avoid the rising sea

(chorus)
Let us go down to the rising sea
We must go down to the rising sea
All of us – you and you and me
We must confront the rising sea

If we would have a planet to save
We must become a part of the wave
Washing away what should not be
Let us become the rising sea

(chorus)
Let us go down to the rising sea
We must go down to  the rising sea
All of us – you and you and me
We must become … the rising sea

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One response to “THE RISING SEA

  1. Thanks to Oz Childs for lyrical suggestions

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